Missions Conference

November 5-20, 2022

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BBQ & Missions Trivia

Following Jesus Around the World

Saturday, November 5 / 5:30 PM meal / 7:00 activities
East White Oak Gym

All ages are invited to get to know our East White Oak missionaries serving around the world with a trivia game along with hands-on activities for kids. We’ll get started around 7:00. Nursery is available. Our missionary guests include: Bruce Maurer, the Millers and R&T D.


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A Taste Of Missions

Following Jesus in Reaching the Unreached

Saturday, November 12 / 6:00 PM
East White Oak Gym

Taste your way around the world with “Food Truck” stations. Join us for pizza plus the chance to taste bite-sized samples of food from different cultures. All ages are invited. Plus we’ll hear from from missionaries who are scheduled to depart next year for central Asia to reach the unreached. Missionary Guest: J.B.
Nursery 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Children’s Programing 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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Missionary Meet & Treats

Following Jesus in Making Disciples

Saturday, November 19 / 6:30 PM
East White Oak Banquet Room

Enjoy an ice cream sundae bar and meet missionaries Oscar & Anna Maria Campos who will share about their training program to equip missionaries to reach the Muslim world. Missionary Guest: The Campos’
Nursery & Childcare 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Ladies’ Missions Connection

Following Jesus as Women of Faith

Tuesday, November 8 / 7:00 PM
East White Oak Banquet Room
Join us for a night of sweet treats and sweet fellowship with one of our East White Oak missionary partners. Debbie Miller will share about her experiences following Jesus in campus ministry to Uganda and Argentina as well as training, equipping and sending missionaries to reach Muslim communities around the world.

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Men’s Breakfast

Following Jesus as Men of Faith

Saturday, November 12 / 8:00 AM
East White Oak Banquet Room
Bring your appetite for the food as well as your spiritual appetite for fellowship and encouragement. Be inspired to live on mission in following Jesus as we hear from Bill Miller about becoming a mission sending fellowship aimed at reaching Muslims in hard to reach places.

Missions Fair

Following Jesus Near & Far

Sunday, November 20 / 9:00 – 11:45 AM
East White Oak Gym
Explore ways you can serve and bring the good news to people in our community and around the world! Check out ways you can partner, pray, give or go with local ministries, short term missions and mission sending organizations.

Visiting Missionaries

Click on the name of each missionary to read more about their story and ministry.

J & H B

J & H B are a young married couple and are headed to central Asia next year. They currently serve in a church out east and will work in theological education and evangelism once they arrive on the field.

Where to Connect

Taste of Missions, November 12, 6:00 PM
Main Services, November 13, 9:00 & 10:30 AM

Oscar and Anna María Campos

Oscar and Anna María serve with Christar International in Guatemala at Central American Theological Seminary. Together they have served for 39 years in evangelism, pastoral ministry, missions, leadership training in Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Spain, Cuba, Israel and the USA. Their ministry base for the last twenty five years has been Guatemala, multiplying their ministry among, with, and through Spanish-speaking believers to reach the world for Christ. They have three children (Becky, Sam and Sara) and five grandchildren.

Where to Connect

Bible Fellowships, November 13, 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Ladies Missions Circle, November 14, 1:00 PM
Dinner at The Horton’s, November 14 (Sign up required!)
Senior Saints Lunch, November 15, 11:00 AM
Dinner at the Ball’s, November 15 (Sign up required!)
Prayer Meeting, November 16, 6:45 PM
Dinner at the Kudari’s, November 17 (Sign up required!)
Missionary Meet & Treats, November 19, 6:30 PM
Main Services, November 20, 9:00 & 10:30 AM

R & T D

R&T are lovers of Jesus, parents of six children between the ages of 14-24, and have worked overseas for the past 22 years where they’ve been involved in outreach initiatives among the unreached. Together, they have led several teams over this period. R has worked in education, business efforts, and a little bit of everything while T has home-schooled, mastered hospitality, and supported the work in all kinds of practical and administrative ways. They love the gospel and anything that deals with seeing others come to know Jesus.

Where to Connect

BBQ & Missions Trivia, November 5, 5:30 PM
Main Services, November 6, 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Dinner at The Southwood’s, November 6 (Reservations Required!)
Dinner at The Michel’s, November 8 (All spots filled)
Prayer Meeting, November 9, 6:45 PM
Dinner at The Fromme’s, November 11 (Reservations Required!)

Bruce and Cindy Maurer

Bruce and Cindy began attending East White Oak in 1996, while Bruce was teaching math at Normal West.  Five years later, God called them into full-time ministry with FamilyLife in Little Rock, AR. Cindy has coordinated internal-FamilyLife events and prayer communications. Bruce has held various positions supporting the infrastructure of FamilyLife. They currently minister on the Innovative Events team that hosts the Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise and events benefitting stepfamilies. They have five children.

Where to Connect

BBQ & Missions Trivia, November 5, 5:30 PM
Bible Fellowships, November 6, 9:00 AM

Bill and Debbie Miller

Bill and Debbie Miller met at Illinois State University through the ministry of Cru. After beginning mission work in rural Uganda, they transitioned to work with evangelism on university campuses in Argentina, where they have served since 1995. In 2008 they became part of the leadership team for a local church in Mendoza, training spiritual leaders and sending Christian workers to ministries all over the world.

Where to Connect

BBQ & Missions Trivia, November 5, 5:30 PM
Bible Fellowships, November 6, 9:00 & 10:30 AM
Dinner at The Smith’s, November 6 (Reservations Required!)
Ladies’ Missions Connection, November 8, 7:00 PM
AWANA, November 9, 6:30 PM
Men’s Breakfast, November 12, 8:00 AM


Week One

5:30pm BBQ & Missions Trivia Extravaganza

Sunday Worship:
Guest Speaker: RD
9:00 & 10:30am Services

9:00am Bruce Maurer, Room 171
9:00am Millers, Banquet Room
10:30am Millers, Banquet Room

7:00pm Ladies’ Missions Connection with Debbie Miller

6:30pm AWANA: Millers
6:45pm Prayer Meeting R&T D

Week Two

8:00am Men’s Breakfast
with Bill Miller
6:00pm A Taste of Missions with JB

Sunday Worship:
Guest Speaker JB
9:00 & 10:30am Services

9:00am Campos, Banquet Room
10:30am Campos, Banquet Room

1:00pm Ladies’ Mission Circle with Ana Maria Campos

11:30am Senior Saints Lunch with the Campos

6:30pm Prayer Meeting: Campos

Week Three

6:30pm Missionary Meet & Treats with Oscar & Ana Maria Campos

Sunday Worship:
Guest Speaker Oscar Campos
9:00 am & 10:30am Services

Missions Fair
9:00-11:45am in the Gym

Meet ‘n Eat Dinners

Get to know our visiting missionaries better! You will be contacted by the host and asked to bring a side dish or dessert to contribute to the meal. Sign up below:

R&T D @ the Southwood’s (full)
The Millers @ the Smith’s (full)

Nov. 11
R & T D @ The Fromme’s (full)

Nov. 14
The Campos’ @ The Horton’s (full)

Nov. 15
The Campos’ @ The Ball’s (full)

Nov. 17
The Campos’ @ The Kudari’s (full)

Looking Ahead: Mission/Ministry Opportunities for 2023


January 26 – February 3
Men for Missions Construction project, need labor and some with skills. Contact: Jeff Fritzen. Must decide by December 1!


May 13-21
World of Life Institute—building an outdoor pavilion on the college grounds, near Budapest. Construction skills helpful. Team of up to seven. Informational meeting after the turn of the year. Contact: Pastor Jeff


July / August
Tentative. Looking for education and medical professionals and some other roles for ministry with our Partners at Tanzania Children’s Rescue Center and Nassa Theological College, connecting with our partners Jim and Susan Simmons and Joel Simbitti. Informational meeting after the turn of the year. Contact: Julie Horton.

Spread Truth New York City

July 15-22
Street evangelism, sports camps, etc. Unlimited number. Training provided. Informational meeting after the turn of the year.

Living Stone Communities

Pastor Larry is looking for additional “core” members who would participate fully in this inner city church plant – discipling, serving, hospitality. Contact Pastor Larry VanGundy or see him at the Missions Fair table.

Matthew 16:24

If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.